Olivia Pipe, a native of Montreal, completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History at Concordia University in 2009. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts also at Concordia University where her focus is on contemporary and feminist art and photography. Having previously completed a D.E.C. in Studio Arts, Pipe has maintained an art practice during her post-secondary studies. Pipe’s works have incorporated literary elements, often featuring her own writing alongside the figures on her canvas. More recently she has been working with found objects, as in the photographic series entitled Junk on My Lawn. For this project, inspired by the Chasmosaurus irvinensis, Pipe brings the otherworldly dinosaur who roamed the earth so long ago into a contemporary habitat. In doing so, she juxtaposes the fantasy of the dinosaur with its real life. As an animal activist, Pipe is strongly concerned with the public’s perception of animals and animal rights. She is interested in how individuals perceive dinosaurs as imaginary creatures rather than as a living species.